Sodwana Bay News

We love providing logistical support to visiting scientists, universities and institutes. We had the pleasure of assisting Dr Jean Harris and her team from the Wildlands Trust who were collaborating with Dr Melita Samoilys, Kenyan Director and marine scientist at CORDIO to scuba dive to conduct fish surveys in 3 zones from Mabibi and all the way down to Red Sands and Leadsmans within the sanctuary. 
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We love to go tech diving to experience something a little different than the usual reef diving in Sodwana Bay.  Demand is not so high to dive where others don't dare" but we usually manage a few expeditions a year and March has to be my absolute favorite as the water is warm with endless visibility!  The call of the deep when you are on the edge of one of the canyons is strong and the beautiful peace and euphoria when you are there is impossible to describe.
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Are you feeling the cold? Sodwana Bay has summer sun waiting for you to enjoy! We are offering you some amazing Winter Specials to tempt you out of your man and lady caves and entice you to come and dip your toes into our beautiful Indian Ocean. Throughout the Winter Months (June, July and August) we are offering a crazy discount on our accommodation.  A massive 25% off of our normal rates.  On top of this if you book a 5 dive package we will give you a whopping 15% off!  What more could you ask for?  Blue skies, warm seas and extra spending money to book more dives with us! June Long Weekend Special - 25 year Anniversary of Triton Dive Lodge! Join us for a week of fun at Triton and win some great prizes. Above and below water photo competition. Sunrise on the beach with coffee and rusks, memorial dive and sundowners at Lake Sibaya Memorial Day for Peter Timm. Underwater Treasure Hunt, Pirate Party and Spit Braai with Live Band Optional Nudi Fundi Course with Georgina Jones where you can earn a Nudi Fundi badge and Certificate. Including 2 lectures on classification and ID, 2 dives and option to buy the beautiful Guide to Seaslugs of the Maputaland Coast Book at a great discount,  School Holiday Special - back by popular demand.  A fun affordable family holiday at the beach! 10-25 July Book 3 nights and 5 dives and get 2 nights FOC Book 5 nights and 8 dives and get 3 nights FOC Big kids 18 years and Under sharing with their parents and taking a dive package stay for FREE! Non diving kids 18 years and Under sharing with their parents pay half price on accommodation. August Reunion Weekend A time for long stories and a trip down memory lane 6-9 August  Potjie Competition  Campfire and Sundowners at Lake Sibaya Dust off your dive gear for some special dive sites Beat the blues of winter and COVID, your Triton family is waiting to welcome you with open arms!

BEAT THE COVID SLUMP- why diving is good for your physical and psychological well being.    INCREASES EMOTIONAL WELL BEING Have you ever heard the theory that watching aquariums is incredibly relaxing? So imagine how calming it would be to actively observe the underwater environment while being in it physically from inside! There is also evidence that the type of marine life observed can make a difference. Authors of the study suggest that we were more affected by images of colorful, tropical fish and higher levels of biodiversity. Being underwater brings you back to feeling like you are in your mother’s womb, which increases the feelings of security, happiness and well-being. Moreover, having a calm mind helps achieving a positive mental attitude and reduces the feelings of depression.   
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  Somerset West Divers discover new Coelacanth habitat  On Friday 22 November four technical divers, two from the Western Cape and two from KZN made an extraordinary discovery.  While diving at a depth of approximately 70m far offshore from their Pumula beach launch site they came across a coelacanth.  The divers were Bruce Henderson and Mossie Carstens from Somerset West and Mike and Alan Fraser from Pumula, KZN. They were supported by Ben Henderson and Marc Dukes, also from Somerset West, who remained on the boat during the dive. 
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We are super excited to announce that we are now a RAID Dive Centre.  We offer both CMAS and RAID courses, the oldest and the newest organisations! Thanks to Amanda Van Jaardsveld for facillitating our crossover courses.  We will soon be offering a RAID option as well as our popular CMAS career development programme which takes candidates who want to become dive professionals from beginner up to Divemaster or Instructor whilst living and working at our busy scuba diving lodge.  RAID has awesome online digital training so if you dont want to sit in a classroom when you visit us to learn to dive then these are the scuba diving courses for you -  To enrol on a RAID DIVER course with us and access your online training digital manuals, simply follow these steps
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The underwater world has remained a mystery for us all for many years. The darkest depths of oceans and seas were unexplored until the invention of technologized tools and transportation means that made safe human access possible to the underwater areas. People use different accessories like body camera or others to record their experiences and let others see the undiscovered world. The landscapes change over time due to various natural phenomena. There have been many instances when floods drowned the entire cities, simply put, the underwater world has many secrets hidden in it. Here are the ten most amazing underwater discoveries that have grabbed our attention and interest instantly:
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